Stacey Abrams lost her bid for governor of Georgia last fall but her party has just given her a great honor anyway. She has been chosen to offer the Democrat response to Trump’s State of the Union Address on February 5th.
Stacey Abrams to give Democratic response to State of the Union
Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address next week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday.
Abrams drew national attention as the Democratic nominee for Georgia governor in a contested race against Brian Kemp. Abrams eventually conceded, but blasted Kemp, who was secretary of state, for how he handled the election and said he pushed suppressed voter suppression efforts.
Although she lost the race, Abrams is viewed as a rising star in the party. Most recently, Democrats have pushed her to consider running in Georgia’s 2020 Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue. She recently met with Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairwoman Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) about the 2020 race.
“At a moment when our nation needs to hear from leaders who can unite for a common purpose, I am honored to be delivering the Democratic State of the Union response,” Abrams said on Twitter.
Offering the SOTU response is always a difficult job, but by the time Trump is finished talking, Abrams is really going to have her work cut out for her.